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Honey Mousse

Tweet Milk and honey were both among the earliest foods of humankind and the earliest mentioned in the bible. “A land flowing with milk and honey” (Exod.3:8), is an expression describing the agricultural prosperity of the Holy Land. Honey, miele in Italian, is a natural alternative to refined sugar and comes in thousands of variations. […]

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Cinnamon Spice Pomegranate Pears with Mascarpone Cream

Tweet Pomegranates, an ancient fruit, dating back to biblical times, flowers between Passover (April 22, 2016) and Pentecost (May 15, 2016) and are ready to pick towards the end of summer. This autumn fruit was a symbol of prosperity and abundance and used to celebrate the fall harvest. Pomegranates, the rather strange looking round red […]

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Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt

Tweet The only fudge I have ever made (usually for the holidays) is from the recipe on the back of the can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Last week, my friend and I went shopping and then took our husbands to lunch at my favorite Italian deli and market. While our guys were still […]

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Ricotta al Caffe

Ricotta al Caffe

Tweet Every Sicilian I have ever met has a sweet tooth, we love our dolce (dessert), especially those with sweetened ricotta! Sicily’s iconic cannoli with it’s crisp pastry shell, creamy ricotta filling and a dusting of confectioner’s sugar is probably the most well known, followed by the elaborate cassata, a rich layered cake filled with […]

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Grilled Peaches with Cannoli Cream

Tweet There’s nothing better than picking your own sweet and juicy fresh fruit from the trees. Sampling as you go with juice dripping down your arm, sitting at large picnic tables smack-dab in the middle of the orchard and eating a pancake breakfast topped with more fruit, sounds like a perfect day to me. YUM! […]

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Spring Cupcakes

Tweet Who among us doesn’t love a good cupcake? Apparently not too many based on the number of cupcake shops popping up around town. Have you seen the program Cupcake Wars currently airing on the food network? How many different recipes can they come up with week after week? It’s nothing short of amazing.  Well, […]

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